Since 2004, OSUSD has offered scholarships to San Diego’s top students. These scholarships are awarded based on both merit and need, and help offset the cost of attending The Ohio State University as an out-of-state student. This is one of the most important ways we, as a Club, pay it forward.


The Gary M. Rectenwald Scholarship Fund of San Diego, California would not be possible without donations from alumni, friends and family of the University. Please consider donating, even if it is a small amount. Remember, your charitable gift applies towards your sustaining membership ($75 for football ticket eligibility) and some employers offer matching gift programs. There are two ways to donate to our endowed scholarship fund:

  • Online 
  • By phone
    Call (614) 292-2141 and mention account #605983

You will receive a 501c3 receipt directly from The Ohio State University Alumni Association (OSUAA) for your scholarship donation.


If you’re shopping for Buckeye gear online, in-person or by phone, please remember to mention our club or code below because some vendors donate a portion of their sale to our scholarship fund. This is an easy way to pay it forward while you stock up on some Buckeye spirit gear!

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2019-2020 RECIPIENTS

OSUSD continues to support students who have maintained or exceeded a 3.0 GPA. We have renewed the scholarships for the following upperclassmen:

  • Tristan Langley, Serra High School
  • Ben Ehrlich, Torrey Pines High School
  • Christopher Spartz, Poway High School


All high school seniors in San Diego County that have been admitted to Ohio State are invited to apply for our scholarship. Find the Gary M. Rectenwald of San Diego, California scholarship listing online.  Application links will be open from November 1, 2019 until February 1, 2020. If you have any questions, please contact the Vice President of Student Scholarships, Karen Curtis, at

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Upcoming Events

Apr 19 9:00am

POSTPONED: Beach Clean-Up

This event has been postponed due to COVID-19. We hope to reschedule it for later in the year. Join us for our fourth annual Beach…

May 31 4:45am

Big Ten Water Station

For over a decade, the Big Ten Alumni Clubs of San Diego have worked together to staff a water station during the Rock ‘n’ …

Jul 19 4:00pm

Student Send-Off Celebration

You’re invited to this celebration that brings Buckeye students and alumni together in the spirit of Scarlet and Gray camaraderie. Alumni are invited to share…

Aug 12 6:30pm

Annual Meeting and Elections

You are invited to join us for our annual meeting on Wednesday, August 12 at 6:30 p.m. During this meeting, we will be conducting officer elections…